SOCIAL CIRCLE - The upcoming Labor Day holiday is expected to bring people to the water to celebrate for one more warm-weather weekend.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - All hunters interested in participating in a deer-quota hunt need to complete an online application that must be in before midnight Sept. 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.
The Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex is proposing to collect beginning July 1, 2014, a once-per-season, $25 hunt-permit fee from any individual wanting to participate in any or all complex hunts.
SAVANNAH - The Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department Marine Patrol unit will conduct a boating-safety course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Metro training facility next to Dillard's on the second floor of the Savannah Mall.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Those interested in applying for an alligator hunt this year need to get their online quota applications in before midnight July 31.
BRUNSWICK - Despite a dip in nest totals, wood stork nesting continued strong in Georgia this spring and summer, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Any Georgia resident who has a boat registered with the state can fish on their birthday and two days after, as part of their boat registration fee.
Bryan and Capt. Rocky Mallard conducted the Fort McAllister Kids Fishing Camp at Fort McAllister Marina this week.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and other interested citizens are encouraged to review a proposed rule establishing a special opportunity turkey season for youth ages younger than 16 years of age and mobility impaired persons.
Every year, Americans look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, picnics and the Fourth of July.
JACKSONVILLE - The Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday announced the team has agreed to terms with the city of Jacksonville to undertake approximately $63 million in enhancements to EverBank Field, including two new end zone video scoreboards that will be the largest of their kind in the world.
Georgia Southern Softball will host its 2013 summer softball camp on June 24-25 at Eagle Field in Statesboro. For more information and to register, visit GeorgiaSouthernSoftballCamps.com.
BRUNSWICK - Georgia waters are now open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp.
Fort McAllister's Junior Ranger Camps are set for June 24-28 and July 15-19 at 3894 Fort McAllister Road south of Richmond Hill.
BRUNSWICK - Those getting ready for a summer vacation on Georgia's coast need to remember many wildlife species depend on the beach.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently approved a request by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries to allow limited recreational harvesting of red snapper in federal waters, according to Doug Haymans, policy coordinator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
In an effort to educate the public about what to do when finding a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association (GWRA) has released information about the numbers and types of calls that they have received on their statewide Wildlife Hotline. Barely two months old, the toll-free number has had even more of an impact than expected. Calls average between 25 per day, but the organization reports that they have received as many as 50 on some days.
Brendin Page of Savannah is the newest Georgia saltwater gamefish record holder after landing a 205 pound 8-ounce swordfish while fishing offshore on May 31. Page's fish bested the previous men's record held by W.H. Lippitt since 1980 by almost 20 pounds.
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